Manchester United has generated significant interest from lower league clubs looking to loan Teden Mengi and Dylan Levitt until the end of the season.
Mengi, 18, is highly regarded within United’s academy and was named to a number of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Team of the Day after making his debut for the club in the Europa League last season.
MEN report that a multitude of clubs have taken an interest in Mengi, although Solskjaer is considering retaining his youngster – partly because Timothy Fosu-Mensah was recently sold to Bayer Leverkusen and also because of new defensive starts are on the horizon.
Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo have both been the subject of transfer speculation this month, but it remains to be seen whether the couple will leave the club in January or during the summer.
As for Levitt, he was recently recalled from his loan spell with League One Charlton after United raised concerns about his lack of playing time. His return has caught the attention of a number of EFL clubs, including Queens Park Rangers and Portsmouth, although he could also stay with the Under-23 squad.
The 20-year-old has only had three league appearances in his half-season at The Valley, and Charlton boss Lee Bowyer thanked the youngster for his efforts, insisting his lack of playing time was not his fault.
“Dylan is a professional boy and a very talented footballer,” he said. “I want to thank Nicky Butt and Manchester United for allowing us to bring in Dylan on loan. He worked hard during his time here and we wish him the best for the future.
“Dylan didn’t do anything wrong. He didn’t have as many minutes as he would have liked or we would have liked, but the middle of the park is probably our strongest area.